A magazine for friends of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Measuring Up


The Medical School jumps ahead in the latest rankings.

Investments in research and education are paying off for Warren Alpert Medical School in the national rankings.

The US News & World Report 2018 Best Medical Schools Rankings listed Brown at No. 31 for research, which is in the top quartile of US allopathic medical schools. The metric factors in total National Institutes of Health research grant dollars and NIH grant funding per faculty member. The Medical School was ranked 35 last year.

On the primary care list, the Medical School ranked No. 21, up from 32 a year ago—placing it in the top 15 percent of US allopathic med schools. The score takes into account the number of graduates who enter primary care residency programs as well as the academic record of entering medical students.

With these two rankings, Warren Alpert Medical School joined a select group: only 14 schools were in the top quartile for both research and primary care; Brown, Harvard, and Penn were the only Ivies.

“I see that as evidence that we are living up to our commitment to our students to make the Warren Alpert Medical School a place where each and every student can have world-class experiences along the spectrum from research to primary care as they find and follow their passion,” says Jack A. Elias, MD, dean of medicine and biological sciences.

He adds, “This external metric is just one way to gauge our progress, highlighting our increased research activity and our ability to continue to attract the best and brightest students.”


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